New Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Academy in NJ
Are you looking to learn self-defense in a fun and friendly environment? Do you want to get in shape and be active? Do you want to give yourself the confidence to handle physical situations?
Savarese Jiu Jitsu is Bergen County & Northern New Jersey’s premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and martial arts school that offers practical self defense training in a relaxed, family atmosphere. Savarese Jiu Jitsu Academy has facilities located in Lodi and Lyndhurst, NJ. Students learn techniques to build their self esteem, get a great work out, and most importantly, defend themselves.
In the Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class children learn how to defend themselves with practical techniques that benefit smaller practitioners. They learn to build confidence, de-escalate dangerous situations, and most importantly how to avoid fights before they happen.
Savarese BJJ encourages you to do your research when choosing a BJJ/grappling academy. Learn about the instructor’s belt lineage and credentials. See if their lineage traces back to the Gracie Family, the creators of the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The benefits our New Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA programs are endless! A greater sense of self leads to positive results in a world full of challenges. Our staff’s lineage goes directly back to the Gracie Family who created the art. Teach your children that perseverance wins over any obstacle in life, and let our program prove it to them! Develop functional muscles, not bulky, do-nothing muscles! The life of every person in our program who has been training for more than a year has been changed dramatically! If you want to join the fastest growing BJJ Academy on the East Coast, Savarese BJJ is waiting for you! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
“I have trained in various martial arts since 2001 before finding Savarese Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I can tell you,from my experience, that few instructors out there have the skill, integrity, and a genuine love of teaching as Chris Savarese. It shows in his class, as all of his students in class are skilled, very welcoming, and eager to help a new comer. I am very happy to have found Chris Savarese’s school, and am very proud to be a part of his winning team.” Sandra Muldoon
“We started both our kids in this academy in September, and in just 4 months we see incredible improvements. My son is better able to focus and because of that he’s getting all A`s in school, and we couldn’t be happier with the noticeable difference in his behavior and respect. My daughter has so much more self esteem, which has really, really helped her in school. My husband and I are in awe of the patience that coach Sean consistently has with the kids. He is an amazing mentor and my kids really like him a lot. The kids look up to him and give him their full attention when he speaks. You have to be patient, and you will see your child grow in ways you would not have even expected. It also feels great knowing my kids are learning a life skill of self defense and they are in great shape. They look forward to going to every class!!”
“I’ve been a New Jersey State certified public school teacher for thirteen years, and can say without hesitation that Professor Savarese is among the very best teachers I have had the privilege of observing and learning from. Very few educators are able to break down the niceties of a task, but for Professor Savarese, it comes as second nature. Join the program…. start the journey.”
“How many people can say that they have received their Black Belt from a member of the prestigious Gracie Family? How many people in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu can claim that they have trained under the watchful eye of a Gracie family member for years? Chris “Sav” Savarese is one of the few that can answer yes to both of these questions. “Sav” as people in the know call him, is one of the most involved and concerned instructors I have had the pleasure of knowing. Its a pleasure to be his friend. He has a passion for teaching and the sport of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu like few Instructors. “Sav” understands the heritage of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, but he also understands that the big difference between a good instructor and great instructor is the attention to the details. His students in a short amount of time are placing in some of the most prestigious tournaments in the United States. If your within driving distance or like myself over an hour away make the trip to train with him. You will not be disappointed.” Marco Perazzo Co-Owner of New Jersey Martial Arts njmaonline.com
“If I could I’d give Savarese BJJ ten stars, I would! My daughter is only six years old and can be very shy at times,so when she asked to do martial arts a year ago I was excited to join her up somewhere. After shopping around I settled on Savarese- I couldn’t have made a better decision. The price is very affordable and fair. But most important for me the kids program is phenomenal! It’s a perfect mix of discipline, education, active participation, and fun. Coach Sean does a fantastic job of attending to each kid individually based upon their skill sets and personalities. He has a gift for getting the best out of kids; my daughter has blossomed in this program — I can’t praise Sean or the school enough. As for the adult program I can only comment on the strength of the fundamentals program at the moment… which is very good. The instruction is hands on and the adult members are all personable and fun to take classes with. As a spectator I can tell the more advanced classes are more intense and demanding, it’s certainly a serious program, with strong competitors. The owner Chris is a constant and active presence. He takes a interest in the progress of all his students, including the kids. As for the facility it’s very clean. The mats are constantly disinfected and the floors are spotless. Once again, I can’t give this place any higher praise…it’s the best!”
“Chris “Sav” Savarese is a great instructor and coach who has dedicated himself to teaching the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Sav has a ton of experience training under some of the best instructors in the world. After taking one class at w/ him, I’m sure you will be impressed with his teaching skills and his love for Jiu-Jitsu. Every student that walks through the door will receive hands on instruction, whether it is their first Jiu-Jitsu class or they are a seasoned competitor. When I first got to know Sav, he instantly had an impact on my progression in Jiu-Jitsu. Sav has a great way of breaking down moves and positions which allows you to not only learn a technique, but more importantly to truely understand the concept and its application in Jiu-Jitsu. Sav also has a great sense of knowing what techniques will be the most beneficial to each student’s “style” of Jiu-Jitsu, as different students have different body types and physical attributes. I highly recommend Chris Savarese as an instructor to anyone looking to learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.” Jay Hayes BJJ Black Belt 2007 Pan American Gold Medalist 5x Grapplers Quest Champion
“Great place to learn. Being in law enforcement I needed more self defense tactics to make sure I go home at night. ProfessorSav is one of the best teachers along with his staff. They make sure you understand the moves and know what you are doing. I recommend this school to my fellow brothers in blue and anyone looking to self defense!!!”
“I’ve known Chris “Sav” Savarese for well over 10 years. His devotion and dedication to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been demonstrated for many years and has made him one of the most recognizable Jiu-Jitsu personalities on the East Coast. Now that Chris has decided to spread his knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu, I believe it would be a great opporntunity for anyone who has the chance to check out Chris’ Academy and train w/ a true Jiu-Jitsu Champion and innovator.” Mike Codella Renzo Gracie Blackbelt Owner Codella BJJ Academy http://www.codellaacademy.com
“I’ve known Sav for a decade as a training partner and friend. Sav’s years of experience and knowledge make him an invaluable resource. He is my go-to guy for new information.” Armando Basulto Coach of Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing http://www.wayofnoway.com
“I’ve been training at Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a little over two years now and I love it! Professor Savarese is a dedicated instructor who let’s you advance at your own pace, but will push you when he sees you’re ready to advance. He and his staff are friendly and polite and have always shown nothing but respect for myself and the other students in the academy. It’s a fun learning environment and I’ve made a lot of new friends there. I’m one of the older members of the school (50+) who started jiu-jitsu later in life and had some family issues to deal with over the past year, but with the guidance of Professor Savarese and his staff I’ve been able to attain the rank of blue-belt – -something I would have never thought possible 2 years ago. I highly recommend this school!”